Saturday, 10 August 2013

Denim on Denim

Denim on denim
Chambray shirt by ACNE/ Denim shorts by Rag and Bone JEAN/ Apolonia rainbow necklace by Shourouk/ Metallic leather pumps by Gianvito Rossi. All via Net-a-Porter.com.

Denim-on-denim is one of the trends that has become so wearable thanks to the variety of denim separates being available to the masses, all with wearability in mind. By this I mean stores like ZARA and Topshop and even Cotton On pushing the denim-on-denim trend by carrying highly matchable denim pieces like chambray shirts. Not everybody can avoid a style mishap in a head-to-toe denim ensemble especially if the entire denim look is of the same shade/ wash. For this reason I have come to love chambray shirts in light blue washes as they are technically denim but pared down a couple of shades and usually made for lighter wear.  It is safe to say a light-coloured chambray is almost like the new white shirt.

When in doubt, pairing a light chambray shirt with a darker bottom will always work. I love the look of darker denim shorts with a tucked in chambray shirt (untucked works as well b/c the bottom piece is kept short). For an in-season compliment to your denim-on-denim look, metallic heels would look amazing. I have chosen the above silver pumps on the basis of stylish simplicity, modernised by the heels' reflective patent leather.

Avoid going bare up top by injecting some personality into the look via a colourful crystal necklace. When tastefully done, colourful necklaces add a certain freshness and identity to an otherwise perennial style much too fixated on dressing within the theme (Google denim on denim and look at the many uniform-like d-o-d looks; you'll see what I mean). Check out Tom Binns' latest collection of glow-in-the-dark rainbow necklaces and Shourouk's collection where the above necklace is from, all new to the season and available through various online retailers like Net-a-Porter and Shopbop.

Finish the look with a tousled bun and your favourite pair of sunglasses.


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